Hospital performs first-ever double-lung and liver transplant in Colorado

March 17, 2015 3:21 PM

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Hospital performs first-ever double-lung and liver transplant in Colorado

The University of Colorado Hospital Transplant Center has performed the state's first-ever double-lung and liver transplant surgery.

The patient, a 30-year-old Nebraska man with Cystic Fibrosis, has been cared for by the UCH pulmonary and hepatology teams for many years. Cystic Fibrosis is a life-threatening genetic disease that affects the lungs, and the disease also severely damaged this patient's liver.

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